Savarkar’s portrait in UP Home gallery, row erupts

Lucknow, January 20

A portrait of Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar in the picture gallery of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council has sparked a row, with Congress MLC Deepak Singh raising an objection and writing a letter to the Chairman seeking its removal. The portrait was inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday.

“The installation of the picture of Savarkarji along with that of great freedom fighters who withstood atrocities of the British and yet did not bow before them is an insult to all those who continued to bear all kind of torture and kept fighting for independence,” he wrote to Chairman Ramesh Yadav. He said the picture should be removed. — PTI

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